If you’re like most people, you know that having a criminal record can hold you back – and a record is the last thing you want hanging over your head. Fortunately, many people who have criminal records are eligible for expungement or sealing. In fact, people all over the Northwest Side, which includes Portage Park, Irving Park, Dunning, Montclare, Belmont Cragin, and Hermosa, have gotten a fresh start through criminal
This week, I have both good news and bad news for Chicagoland jobseekers. The good news is that unemployment is on the decline. Job positions are available and companies are expanding. In short, good employees are needed in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs!
The bad news, however, is that companies looking to hire are toughening their standards. Most companies won’t even consider those with a criminal background of any sort. If you have been arrested, even if that arrest did NOT result in a conviction, you still have a criminal record. This will make it nearly impossible for you to be considered for employment purposes.
Expunging your criminal record means that your prior arrest (and certain convictions) can be destroyed. Upon the granting of your expungement petition, employers, landlords, friends, even the police, will no longer have access to this criminal record. For all intents and purposes, the expungement requires police agencies to destroy the records related to your case.
If you have an arrest or conviction expunged, you are no longer considered a person with a criminal record. For example, you can honestly tell potential employers that you have a clean criminal record.
To find out if you are eligible for an expungement or sealing, call XpungeChicago today for a free and confidential case review. (847) 920-4540